A couple of years ago, George Aston joined the Pitt football program as a walk-on and eventually earned a scholarship by becoming a valuable member of the offense.
Last night, a player announced that he’s joining Pitt as a walk-on and hopes to follow the same path as Aston.
Grey Brancifort is from Pickerington Central High School in Pickerington, Ohio. Although he was a highly productive middle linebacker, he will be joining the Pitt roster as a fullback. If you watch his highlights, it’s extremely apparent that Brancifort is a very physical player.
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— Grey (@Grey_brancifort) February 1, 2018
After announcing the news last night, PSN talked with Brancifort about what went his decision to become a Pitt Panther.
“I’ve been in communication with Pitt for about a month now as Coach Powell has visited me couple times at my school and wanted me to come on a visit to Pitt,” said Brancifort.
“The biggest reason I decide to go to Pitt is because they just made me feel like family and the facilities are just great.”
I asked Brancifort what the coaches are telling him as far as his opportunity on the team.
“The coaches been telling me I could earn a spot at fullback and that I could be a special teams player too,” said Brancifort.
“My biggest strength is probably my work ethic and I’m excited about this opportunity and can’t wait to prove myself.”